Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Sandbach, Cheshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Sandbach

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Sandbach's roads due to another party's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Sandbach's roads, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sandbach

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive data show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists experienced on potholes are also quite common with street trips having happened on Sandbach Rd and on Lawton Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to siderosis.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. By reducing the financial stress a major injury puts on an injured claimant and their family, a successful claim allows them to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Sandbach No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Sandbach injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Sandbach, Cheshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of injury claims in Sandbach?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people in Sandbach, Cheshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Sandbach?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Sandbach?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £40,047 for serious arm injuries can range from £24,028 to £34,040.

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What are the road accident statistics in Sandbach

Our network of skilled no win, no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Sandbach.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sandbach are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,338. Incidents in Sandbach in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A534 and M6 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A534 and A533 crossroads.

What are the Sandbach work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident at work stats in the Cheshire East Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire East Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified67
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related0
Exposed to fire0
Exposure to harmful substance6
Fall from height34
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and carrying103
Physical assault31
Slip, trip or fall111
Struck against21
Struck by moving vehicle13
Hit by object49
Crushed by something collapsing0

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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